The youthful Manchester Lady Squires softball team traveled to Newton Park in Lakeville Saturday to play in their first ever semi state, falling to #9 Elwood 6-0 to end their post season run.
The Squires threatened in the top of the first when Brooklyn Howard drew a one out walk and stole second before Celina Carter sacrificed her to third. The Squires failed to score, but got out of a jam themselves in the bottom of the inning.
The Squires were held hit less the first four innings and gave up two runs in the fourth to trail 2-0 when the Elwood no hitter was broke up by a two out Mattie McKee single in the top of the fifth. Kierra Stacy was then robbed by a leaping catch by the second baseman to end the inning. Elwood would plate 4 runs in the bottom of the inning for a 6-0 lead.
The last Manchester hit came in the seventh which was a Celina Carter single as the Squire post season run came to an end.